The recent, lengthy-serving Volvo XC90 may possibly not be going away as soon as we believed – at least not in China. In accordance to word from CarNewsChina, the crossover’;s manufacturing will be moved to Daqing, China, in December and from that point on, be developed at Geely’;s factory. The only available engine will be a 2.5-liter turbocharged 5-cylinder.
In accordance to the report, the existing XC90 and the imminent up coming-generation model will the 2 be sold in the market, but the Chinese-produced automobile will be positioned as a less expensive substitute. Geely will also create a crossover of its very own from the platform that must be ready in late 2015.
Volvo ideas to launch the new XC90 later on this yr to replace the aging model, which has been on the marketplace for in excess of a decade. It will trip on the company’;s new Scaleable Solution Architecture platform and will be powered by the automaker’;s new Drive-E 4-cylinder engine loved ones. Hybrid versions will also be accessible.
Autoblog reached out to Laura Venezia, Corporate Communications Manager for Volvo Automobiles North America, and was told in an emailed statement: “We are not able to comment on any specific long term programs for China. We have not too long ago commenced production of the extended S60L sedan in Chengdu, China, and we will include one more model in that plant later on this year.”